South End Real Estate
Bordering the Back Bay, the South End is characterized by stately brownstones framed by mature trees, gardens and abundant parks. Many of these brownstones have been renovated as single family homes and luxury condos with all the modern conveniences. The South End is also the largest intact Victorian row house district in the country with many homes listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Other more industrial buildings feature upscale lofts with oversize windows and generously proportioned floor plans. Residents enjoy the feel of a small town coupled with the best of urban living ranging from top-notch restaurants to art galleries, eateries and chic boutiques. SoWa (South of Washington Street) is one of the more popular areas inhabited by artists who open up their galleries to the public during warm weather on Sundays. The South End also houses the Boston Ballet and the Boston Center for the Arts. Read more about South End real estate.
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South End Location
The South End borders Bay Village and the Theater District/Chinatown neighborhoods to the north; the Boston Medical Center along the southeast edge and Berkeley/East Berkeley Street to the east. South End residents enjoy easy access to the Financial District, Back Bay, and Downtown Boston. The Prudential Center and Copley Place are also minutes away on foot. The South End is served by stops on the MBTA’s Orange Line, Silver Line and commuter rail at the Back Bay Station. The Mass Pike and I-93 area also easily accessible from the area.
South End History
Similar to other Boston neighborhoods, the South End was originally built on tidal marshes and part of a large-scale landfill project to create new residential districts in the 1840s. The neighborhood design was patterned after 18th-century English models with blocks of townhomes overlooking small parks, which continue into existence today. Today the area is home to many diverse groups, including working professionals, immigrants, and young families. The neighborhood has also long been a stronghold of the gay and lesbian community.